While shopping in Beverly Hills, Ashley Tisdale styled a sheer Free People blouse with distressed white Siwy jeans and tan Elizabeth and James wedges creating the perfect Summer-worthy look. While the blond beauty is often wearing edgy gear like studs and stacked jewels, this breezy ensemble — complete with a killer fedora and lust-worthy blue Hermes bag — is a sweet change. Score Ashley's exact blouse and shoes to pair with your white skinny jeans for a day of shopping with the girls, or switch her laid-back denim for a dainty mint skirt for an equally darling look.
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- Hermès doesn't sell its Birkin handbags online, but flash sale sites like Gilt, Rue La La, and MyHabit do. Here's a look at how they ensure authenticity. [BuzzFeed]
- A new deal with Sandow Media will expand Fred Segal beyond its Southern California roots. The retailer is expected to set up shops in New York, Miami, Las Vegas, as well as in Europe and Asia, with the first of the new stores opening some time next year. [Racked]
- Karl Lagerfeld has signed on to give the exterior of Monaco's Hotel Métropole a redesign. The first part of the project, which involves refreshing the hotel's pool, terrace, gardens, and a new restaurant, will be unveiled in July. [The Daily Telegraph]
- Paco Rabanne's artistic director Manish Arora is leaving the brand after designing just two season's worth of clothing and despite the fact that Arora's designs had gotten favorable press coverage. Lady Gaga even wore one of his dresses to the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards. [The Cut]
- Iris Apfel will debut her own handbags in collaboration with HSN, which also sells her jewelry line. The bags are made from Mongolian lamb's wool, snakeskin, and calf hair, and will retail for $228 to $398. [WWD]
- Greg Kessler's latest installment of Model-Morphosis shows off Chanel's most popular lacquers. Nails go from unadorned to coated with the flick of a mouse. [T Magazine]
- Nicola Formichetti will debut an eponymous fashion label next year. The clothes will be "digitally oriented and high-tech . . . Why do you have to have a zipper when you can have a jacket that's molded to your body?" Formichetti explained. [Styleite]
Photo: A Birkin snapped on the streets during Milan Menswear Week in January 2012.
A slew of Hollywood A-listers stepped out last night to celebrate the launch of The Shops at Target in NYC, but only a few stood out as style stars. Emma Roberts, Leelee Sobieski, Hilary Rhoda, and January Jones donned chic and easy-to-re-create outfits we can't wait to steal. Emma went casual in a colorblock sweater, Hilary opted for a springy look, Leelee showcased a menswear-inspired ensemble, and January dolled it up in a feminine-slash-boyish number. Step inside to get a closer look at these spotlight-worthy styles, then shop the looks — including exact pieces — for yourself.
Kim Kardashian exited NYC's Gansevoort Hotel sans Kanye wearing a soft-pink satin Balenciaga top with stunning Jimmy Choo cutout booties and her signature Hermès bag. We've already noticed that ever since things between Kim and Kanye got romantic, Kim has been dressing much edgier . . . and we like it! Kim's latest outfit further exemplifies that. But this time, she decided to sweeten up her edge a bit. We love that her all-black bottom half is fierce, while her top half is feminine. The lesson here is this: next time you're rocking a killer all-black ensemble, consider adding a pop of soft pink, just like Kim, to sweeten things up.
While filming scenes for her new flick The Bling Ring in Beverly Hills, Emma Watson's character, Nicki, layered a white fur vest over a black-on-black ensemble and carried a posh Hermes Birkin. Her chic look — black top, Citizens of Humanity skinnies, cutout sandals, and oversize shades — was the perfect canvas to really make her plush vest pop. Though the temperature is heating up, you can totally re-create this onscreen look come Fall. Or to channel your inner A-lister now, wear a lightweight fur vest with a black tank, a pair of black shorts, caged sandals, and killer shades.
Last night on Fashion Star, Elle Macpherson shined on stage in a sparkly dress, but this morning in NYC, the supermodel went for more subtle sparkle. She started her all-white ensemble with a white burnout tee, tucked into white skinny cropped jeans, and finished off with a white cardigan with gold embellished detail. A matching cuff bracelet, gold watch, smashing pyramid-stud Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, and an Hermes bag completed Elle's Spring-worthy outfit. Finally, a pair of wraparound sunglasses lent a sporty edge to Elle's otherwise chic look. With the weather slowly warming up, consider re-creating this fresh look for all your fun Spring activities. Throw on a white tee with white jeans and a white cardigan, then jazz things up with gold accessories and killer sandals.
With a nod to South American dressing, Christophe Lemaire crafts a wearable collection of delivered strong outerwear — even capes and blanket-like ponchos were elevated with Hermès's quintessential luxe for Fall 2012. Relaxed staples were reimagined in sophisticated detail — leather layered in chubby fur, leather gaucho pants, leather capes, and loose velvet tops and dresses. Dressed-down got a decidedly dressier edge, but only really in its fabrication. As a whole, silhouettes were oversize; the vibe was decidedly more androgynous with masculine tailoring dominating throughout and inspiring images of Annie Hall's slouchy suiting. That's not to say there was no refinement here – Hermès's girl may not do frills, but she's certainly not without polish: cocoon coats crafted in rich color, swathed in suede, and finished with a touch of leather were steeped in Hermès luxe.
- Trends: Menswear, leather, ponchos, fur, prints, velvet, gaucho pants.
- Colors: Navy, gray, black, red, teal, orange, olive.
- Key Look: The front-zip cocoon coat feels impeccably chic.
- Accessories: Wide leather belts, tall leather boots, fedoras, long black leather gloves.
- Who Would Wear It: The girl who favors luxe without frills.
>> Christophe Lemaire's third outing at Hermès made a strong case for the cloak. They were everywhere in his Argentinian cowboy-inspired Fall 2012 collection — and in drapey leather, fringed cashmere, high-pile fur, and slouchy wool, they pretty much stole the show. That's not to say, however, that there weren't plenty of other knockout pieces here to admire: pleated leather gauchos, flared midi-length skirts, and boxy boleros were beautifully chic, as were the mix-print silk ensembles and bold-hued suede suits that closed the show.
Now that you're all caught up with This Means War's wardrobe stylist Sophie De Rakoff, it's time to get down to another very important matter: exactly what Reese Witherspoon wore in the flick, which comes out on Feb. 17. First, De Rakoff describes Reese's character Lauren's style as "sexy, chic, modern, and confident." That means she put Reese in only the most fabulous pieces from amazing designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Ports 1961, Isabel Marant, The Row, Parker, Black Orchid, Theory, and way more. Before you hit the theaters next week, step inside to find out exactly what Reese wore in This Means War and how to re-create her onscreen looks for your offscreen life.
While paying a visit to Hollywood's eyebrow guru Anastasia in Beverly Hills, British beauty Terri Seymour sported an ensemble worth taking notes from for your next professional-chic affair. There are so many jaw-dropping things about this look: its schoolboy chic charm, the rich mix of navy and berry, the cat-eye sunglasses, and, of course, her beautifully classic Hermes bag. Start with a sharp navy blazer, preferably piped, then add a pair of skinny berry cords or denim, roll them up for casual flair, throw on a pair of red pointy pumps and a black structured satchel — it doesn't have to be Hermes — and, finally, some cat-eye shades to round out the look with a retro touch.